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Bike Mechanic

Salt Lake City, Utah

We currently have an opening for a full-time BIKE MECHANIC.

As a member of the Backroads Bike Shop team your job would include:
• Building, tuning, & servicing our fleet of Specialized S-works and custom titanium bicycles.
• Providing outstanding support for Backroads leaders in the field by an ongoing ownership of the bike quality from the overhaul in Salt Lake to various trips in the field.
• Traveling to provide direct support & training in the field as part of the Roving Mechanic Program. Destinations could include: Jackson Hole WY, Whitefish MT, San Juan Islands WA, St. George/Zion National Park UT, Portland ME, Berkeley CA, Anchorage AK, Kona HI, with international travel also a possibility.
• Assisting in conducting bicycle mechanic skills clinics for Trip Leaders.
• Monitoring bike supply & parts inventory.
• Maintaining the organization & cleanliness of the bike shop & bike storage areas.
• Provide on-site bike support for annual Tour DaVita charity bike ride/event.

We’re looking for a bike mechanic who possesses these qualities:
• The ideal candidate for this role is driven to produce high quality results, is proud of his or her work, and truly cares about improving upon their work environment.
• Ability to work independently without direct supervision with foresight to see upcoming needs and plan accordingly.
• This candidate enjoys the camaraderie of an energetic team, values physical fitness, understands Backroads’ mission to be the best travel company, and is motivated from within to do his or her best work, every day.
• An amazing passion for bicycles and the sport of cycling.
• Minimum of two years of bike shop experience.
• Strongly oriented towards high quality customer service to our leaders and guests.
• Knowledgeable about bicycle assembly, maintenance, & safety issues.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• The ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and finish them on schedule.
• Self-starter who can meet our program needs in the field with limited supervision.
• Ability to hit the ground running at a high pace.
• Ability to travel as needed for periods of up to three weeks.
• Open and willing to learning new skills/techniques.
• Sense of humor and a varied taste in music.
• Valid driver’s license.
• Experience in teaching and training basic bicycle mechanic skills a plus
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.

In return, Backroads is offering the following compensation package: a competitive annual salary, health, dental and vision insurance, flex plan, 401(k), holidays, sick leave, vacation and Backroads trip credit. All fulltime Backroads employees are welcome on our annual staff rides: a weeklong fully-funded vacation in exotic locations like Thailand, Slovenia, Greece & Spain (to name a few of our recent destinations.)

To play a key role in a company that develops and operates first class bicycle, walking and multisport vacations in numerous destinations around the world, send your resume and cover letter describing your bike mechanic, touring and/or racing experience to us at: staffing@backroads.com with “Bike Mechanic” in the subject line.

About Backroads

As the world's #1 active travel company, Backroads offers more bicycling, walking, hiking and Multi-Adventure trips around the world than any other company. We are a service-oriented organization composed of high-energy individuals with varied backgrounds who enjoy people, travel and the outdoors.

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